I’ve read a lot of blog posts in my life. Thousands and thousands of them. Lists, stories, how to guides, and general advice, mostly about money, personal development, and web development, but also a plethora of other topics. I generally try to learn from each article, to take something from it or to connect to the writer somehow because they have taken the time to share their thoughts, but a select few stand out and I check back with them weekly. They’re the one’s that motivate and inspire me more than others.
I’d like to share with you three of the best blog posts that I’ve found while surfing the web over the past few years. I hope that they inspire you and encourage you as much as they do for me.
How I Became Financially Independent in 5 Years I really like this post because it shows that with creative thinking you can take back your time to do whatever you want. Before reading Jacob’s blog I hadn’t thought of the early retirement option, but because of his influence am considering a 10 year plan to do something similar, what I do with my time after will most likely still be work, but having the ability to retire if I so choose is what I’m after. His rational and clear thoughts about his process and living simply have stood leaps and bounds above most other posts I’ve read.
Steve Pavlina’s 30 days to success. Hands down one of my favorite writers, Steve Pavlina is where I turn to re-energize my myself about my own development and meeting new challenges. I like his post about 30 days to success because it makes any challenge easy to digest and attempt without risk. If you make it 30 days it will most likely have become a habit… if you don’t, you most likely didn’t want it bad enough.
I haven’t touched on this subject much… yet, but I have to say that this article has been an inspiration. How I Manage a Travel Blog on the Road. If you haven’t stopped over at everything-everywhere.com you should check it out. Gary has been traveling for over 2 years straight and posts everyday about his travels with a ton of images and video to boot. I hope to have a similar traveling blog in the upcoming years, but with a bit more focus on scuba diving and videos with sharks 🙂
What are your three favorite blog posts?
What blog posts have significantly changed your perspective or motivated you more than others?